The 2019-20 NBA season continues on Friday with eight games on the card. Action kicks off at the normal time of 7pm (ET) with the first of the day, while the last of the day will see two fixtures tip off at around 10:30pm.
As always, we’ve scoured the major betting agencies to bring you all the best plays for the huge slate on offer this Friday. Check out our best pick, value pick, plus picks for all games below and good luck to everyone following!
NBA Picks – Friday, November 15th
Boston Celtics @ Golden State Warriors
Chase Center, 7:00pm ET
Our best pick of the day comes from the interesting matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors at the new state of the art Chase Center in San Francisco. These teams have had polar opposite starts to their respective campaigns, which makes for an intriguing game on Friday night.
The Celtics come into this on a league-leading nine game win streak. They lost their opening night fixture against the Celtics but have gone on to win every game since to give themselves the best record in the entire league. The way in which they’ve been winning their games in perhaps the most impressive part; they’ve won all but one of their games by 6+ points. Kemba Walker has fit into their system seamlessly and looks a much better fit than Kyrie Irving, albeit it’s still very early days.
The Warriors come into this game with the worst record in the entire league at 2-10. It’s been an astonishing fall from grace for the once dominant Warriors and it doesn’t look like things are going to turn around anytime soon, at least not during this campaign. Injuries have forced their hand for the most part and now it seems that their sole purpose is to give big minutes into their younger players in hope they can fast-track their progression.
We’re more than comfortable backing the Celtics to make it 10 wins on the spin when they face the Warriors on Friday. They’re clearly the much better team at the moment and the 8-point spread seems really generous, even if they’re on the road. Don’t be surprised to see the red-hot Celtics take this one out by 20+ points.
Best Pick: Boston Celtics -8 (-110 BetRivers)
Utah Jazz @ Memphis Grizzlies
Spectrum Center, 7:00pm ET
Our value pick of the day comes from the Western Conference matchup between the Utah Jazz and the Memphis Grizzlies at the Spectrum Center. Once again, both teams have had opposite fortunes early on in the season, which gives us the feeling that this could be a very one-sided affair. The Jazz are absolutely rolling at the moment and boast an 8-3 record on the season. They’ve won four on the spin and all their new pieces seem to be fitting into Coach Snyder’s system really nicely. On the other hand, the Grizzlies were always going to struggle this season. They’ve been competitive enough to claim four wins from 11 fixtures, but we suspect they’ll be up against it when the best defensive team in the league in the Jazz come to town. The Grizzlies have one of the worst defensive ratings in the league and we see them struggling to put up enough points to keep this one competitive.
Value Pick: Utah Jazz 11+ (+150 DraftKings)
ALL NBA Friday Picks
|Time (ET) / Game||Pick||Odds|
|7:00pm / San Antonio Spurs @ Orlando Magic||Magic -3.5||-110 BetRivers|
|7:00pm / Detroit Pistons @ Charlotte Hornets||Pistons -3||-110 DraftKings|
|8:00pm / Indiana Pacers @ Houston Rockets||Rockets -7.5||-110 Sugarhouse|
|8:00pm / Washington Wizards @ Minnesota Timberwolves||Timberwolves -7||-110 BetRivers|
|8:00pm / Philadelphia 76ers @ OKC Thunder||Thunder +3.5||-100 DraftKings|
|8:00pm / Utah Jazz @ Memphis Grizzlies||Jazz -7||-110 BetRivers|
|10:30pm / Boston Celtics @ Golden State Warriors||Celtics -8||-110 BetRivers|
|10:30pm / Sacramento Kings @ Los Angeles Lakers||Kings +8.5||-110 Sugarhouse|
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